Tips for Year End Tax Planning.

Right now we all have shopping lists and recipes on our mind during this holiday season. After the chaos had died down, however, and everyone has their resolutions in order the next thing on many “to do” lists is getting their taxes in order. 2018 is the first year the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, […]

A Mortgage Expert Explains the Appraisal Process.

We work with Mark Maimon of Freedom Mortgage often. He has given expert advice co-hosting our Buying into Brooklyn workshops with us and we want to share something he sent us recently. We get a lot of questions about the appraisal process and Mark has put together a lovely FAQ sheet that will answer all of them. After reading the […]

TheGuarantors Help New York Renters Secure Apartments

With rents skyrocketing, many renters in New York must look to the guarantor to back them financially, which ensures security for the landlord. Guarantors are almost always the mother and/or father of the renter in question. But what if your folks aren’t around, can’t afford it or you just don’t want to bother them? That’s […]

How to Become an All-Cash Buyer. Tips from a Mortgage Professional.

We’ve worked with Mark Maimon of Freedom Mortgage several times, often partnering up to host our Buying into Brooklyn workshops, and below is an example of the expert advice he gives. You can read more of his blogs here! Convert Your Buyers into All-Cash Buyers by Mark Maimon It’s no secret that cash buyers have […]

Our Buying into Brooklyn Event Last Week with Pics!

Last Thursday evening we sat down with some folks who had a lot of questions about home-buying in the Brooklyn real estate market and we were happy to hang out with them at the lovely bar, The Hop Shop in the Columbia Waterfront District and make sure they got all their answers. We’re grateful to […]

RC’s Offering Discounted Broker Fees for October Move-Ins!

This is going to be a busy weekend for the agents of Realty Collective! We’ve got a plethora of great apartments that we’ll be showing Saturday and Sunday, some with outdoor spaces like 58 Union seen above, so we’d like to offer a special deal for would-be tenants. Apply with a deposit for any of […]

Announcing RC’s Newest Agent, Francesca Girardi!

We would like you to meet Realty Collective’s newest addition! With a hospitality background, Francesca is naturally client-focused and, as an agent, will go above and beyond for hers. Originally from Southwest Florida, Francesca has fallen for the allure and magic of New York City. Exploring has led her into neighborhoods, down blocks and stumbling […]

Open House Today for 2 bedroom Rental at 105 Baltic Street.

Open House TODAY from 5:30 – 6:30pm Asking: $3,800/month Available: September 1 Welcome home to Columbia Commons at 105 Baltic Street, a 48-unit condo building located in the Columbia Waterfront District. Unit C305 is a two bedroom/one bath with all amenities checked. The stainless steel kitchen is equipped with Kitchen Aid appliances, including a dishwasher, custom cabinetry and room to dine […]

Buying into Brooklyn Workshop Photos and Video!

Sunday’s Buying into Brooklyn: Open House Edition crash course for first-time home buyers was a success! Realty Collective’s talented agent duo the Fallon Team, Jane Herro and Tina Fallon were hosting alongside real estate attorney Rashidah Siddiqui of Serpico, Serpico & Siddiqui P.C. and Freedom Mortgage banker Gabi Feuer. Realty Collective’s Victoria Hagman was also in attendance and was very happy with the […]

Shortcut to Calculate Approximate Monthly Mortgage Payments

For a while now we have been hosting “Buying into Brooklyn” workshops for first time home buyers with questions. By our side has been local loan officer Mark Maimon from Freedom Mortgage and we really can’t say enough nice things about him. He recently shared this shortcut for calculating mortgage payments with us and we […]